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Four local businesses, including the oldest continuously owned tavern in the Adirondacks, are under new ownership with big plans to serve the Adirondack region in style. Find out what's new on the business and restaurant scene!

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Photo provided by Deer's Head Inn 

Rail Explorers CEO Mary Jo Lu may have to end her popular tourist attraction's Adirondack adventures if the state's plans to convert the existing Adirondack railroad into a multi-use trail come to fruition.

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If you want a unique way to get to Gore Mountain this winter, consider checking out the Saratoga & North Creek Railway's new overnight winter services. You can stay in a sleeper car on the train and receive free shuttle rides to the mountain and other areas in North Creek!

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Last year, one of the most iconic animals in the Adirondacks, the moose, was at the center of a trademark lawsuit between two brewing companies - Lake George's Adirondack Pub & Brewery and Canadian company Moosehead Breweries. The lawsuit was filed by Moosehead Breweries, and now, the battle over the use of the moose has been brought to a Syracuse court!

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The Saratoga & North Creek Railway (SNCRR) - a passenger train that operates between Saratoga Springs and North Creek - is providing guests with a unique opportunity for an excellent dining experience coupled with beautiful views.

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Over in the Town of Warrensburg lies one of the first districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Known as the Warrenburg Mills Historic District, it encompasses the buildings and sites from the Woolen Mill Bridge to the Osborne Bridge. Within this district, there is one building in particular that has quite a storied history - The Birdhouse. What was once a simple granary is now the headquarters of the Lotus Group of Companies, which operates eight diverse businesses in Upstate New York.

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Photo Courtesy of the Lotus Group
Lotus Group, a dynamic local organization that owns several businesses in the area, has taken another venture under its wing: Anytime Taxi.

With this new undertaking, residents and visitors of Warren County will have better access to areas north of Lake George.

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Photo credit: Gordon Woodworth  
If you're an organic (naturally grown) producer, whether you're a new farmer or well established, consider checking out the reputable Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers Market. The Market is currently looking for additional vendors who follow organic practices to help it keep up with the demand.

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The nationally recognized Small Business Week is being celebrated on a smaller, more local scale.

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Photo credit: TACC Members Preparing for Small Business Week, photo provided.
Small businesses are an essential part of the local economy, but they are also friends, neighbors, and members of the community. It's important to take the time and appreciate their positive effect on the region. In celebration of 2016's National Small Business Week, and to remind everyone to Think Local, The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is holding a Spring Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, May 6, from 4:30pm - 9:00pm at participating businesses in Ticonderoga.

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